7/31/2013 | Norris heads to Orioles in Deadline deal
The Orioles and Astros worked out a deal that sent Houston starting pitcher Bud Norris to Baltimore in exchange for Orioles outfielder L.J. Hoes, left-handed pitching prospect Josh Hader and a Competitive Balance Draft pick.
7/31/2013 | Callaspo to see time at second base with A's
Alberto Callaspo, acquired from the Angels for Minor Leaguer Grant Green on Tuesday night, hasn't played second base since 2010. But A's manager Bob Melvin, who just so happens to be the first manager he ever had in the big leagues in Arizona, isn't concerned about this.
7/31/2013 | Bucs rustle up fourth straight win on Martin's hit
The Pirates put themselves in position for the rarest of baseball feats of dominance when they held off the Cardinals on Wednesday night, 5-4, for the fourth time in three nights. Thus, on Thursday night they will go for their first five-game sweep since Sept. 12-15, 1996, in San Francisco.
7/31/2013 | McKenry out for season after left knee surgery
Pirates catcher Michael McKenry will miss the rest of the season after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee. He underwent surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday and hopes to be ready for Spring Training in 2014.
7/31/2013 | Robinson placed on disabled list with strained shoulder
A strained right shoulder landed outfielder Shane Robinson on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. That, coupled with Yadier Molina's move to the DL, led the Cardinals to call up outfielder Adron Chambers and first baseman/outfielder Brock Peterson.
7/31/2013 | Royals acquire Maxwell from Astros for Smith
The Royals didn't come away from the non-waiver Trade Deadline empty-handed. Outfielder Justin Maxwell, 29, was acquired from the Houston Astros in exchange for Minor League pitcher Kyle Smith on Wednesday afternoon.
7/31/2013 | Delabar strikes out side on just nine pitches
Right-hander Steve Delabar made history Tuesday night by becoming the first Blue Jays pitcher to strike out the side on just nine pitches.
7/31/2013 | Deadline roundup: Norris, Kennedy dealt
The countdown to the non-waiver Trade Deadline is now down to the wire. Rumors are flying even faster than usual, and some are even turning into actual moves.
7/31/2013 | Bedard scratched; Oberholtzer to start vs. O's
The Astros scratched left-hander Erik Bedard from his scheduled start Wednesday night against the Orioles and will instead send rookie lefty Brett Oberholtzer to the mound.
7/31/2013 | Sprained knee forces Molina to disabled list
An MRI performed on Yadier Molina's right knee on Wednesday revealed no structural damage, leaving the Cardinals optimistic that their All-Star catcher will be active after a 15-day stay on the disabled list.
7/31/2013 | Padres reinforce rotation with trade for Kennedy
Looking to land a starting pitcher to help their rotation this season and beyond, the Padres traded for D-backs right-hander Ian Kennedy on Wednesday, hours before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/31/2013 | Select few overcome Deadline's challenges
Not to sound like a fifth-grade gym teacher handing out participation trophies on Field Day, but I think it's fair to suggest that if you did anything at all to improve -- even incrementally -- your 2013 competitive chances here at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, you can be labeled a "winner."
7/31/2013 | Sarah's Take: Wilson signing a smart move for Dodgers
Brian Wilson, the former closer of the Giants, signed with the Dodgers. He hasn't pitched in the Majors since April 2012. Wilson has had two Tommy John elbow surgeries during his career, the latest in 2012.
7/31/2013 | Peralta facing possible suspension
After the Tigers traded for shortstop Jose Iglesias on Tuesday, it appears the team is prepared for a potential lengthy suspension involving shortstop Jhonny Peralta due to his connection to the Biogenesis investigation.
7/31/2013 | Tigers hold Miggy from lineup with abdominal strain
The Tigers kept Miguel Cabrera out of their lineup in Wednesday's 11-1 win over the Nationals as he recuperated from the left abdominal strain he aggravated Tuesday night.
7/31/2013 | Astros' rotation in flux after deal, injury
The trade of Bud Norris and the pushing back of Erik Bedard a few days has cast some uncertainty over the Astros' rotation beyond Jordan Lyles getting the ball in Thursday's series finale.
7/31/2013 | Oberholtzer on target as Astros slam Orioles
The Astros have have certainly created opportunities for young players to -- as manager Bo Porter likes to say -- "grab the bull by the horns." Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer grabbed the bull, threw it to the ground and kept the horns for a souvenir Wednesday night at Camden Yards, throwing seven scoreless innings in an 11-0 win over the Orioles.
7/31/2013 | Hunter's monster day backs Verlander's strong effort
Justin Verlander wasn't his sharpest and Miguel Cabrera wasn't even in the lineup. Still, it was no problem for the Tigers, who used 15 hits, including four from Torii Hunter, to power their way to an 11-1 win against the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.
7/31/2013 | Johnson remains confident in postseason chances
Entering Wednesday's action, the Nationals were 10 games behind the Braves in the National League East and 6 1/2 games behind the Reds for the second NL Wild Card spot. With two months left in the season, manager Davey Johnson is optimistic the Nationals can make a run at the postseason.
7/31/2013 | Lower prices for MLB.TV entering home stretch
MLB Advanced Media announced Wednesday it has lowered the yearly cost of MLB.TV Premium to $49.99 and basic MLB.TV to $39.99 in recognition of the dwindling days.
7/31/2013 | Utley, Phils discussing contract extension
The Phillies have been talking with Chase Utley about a contract extension, which is why he will not be traded before Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
7/31/2013 | MLB Notebook: Bucs' hurlers setting bar high
In the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, the Pirates defeated the Cardinals, 2-1, in 11 innings. In the second game, the Bucs pitched a shutout, continuing a trend of historic stinginess on the hill.
7/31/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 31
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/31/2013 | MLB informs union which players will be suspended
Major League Baseball reportedly has told the Players Association that it intends to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players this week for acquiring performance-enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis clinic in Miami. An announcement is expected to be made this week.
7/31/2013 | Dodgers pit Kershaw against Yanks' Kuroda
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will both seek win No. 10 tonight in Los Angeles, where New York will try to split the two-game Interleague set.
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